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Old 05-29-2008, 11:59 AM
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PROBABILITY

Haven't even listened to this yet but this is an excellent radio show (usually) and should provoke thought and even discussion.....

Heads or tails? It’s a simple question with a far from simple answer. One that takes us into the strange and complex world of probability.

Probability is the field of maths relating to random events and, although commonplace now, the idea that you can pluck a piece of maths from the tumbling of dice, the shuffling of cards or the odds in the local lottery is a relatively recent and powerful one. It may start with the toss of a coin but probability reaches into every area of the modern world, from the analysis of society to the decay of an atom.
(M Bragg, In Our Time. Radio 4)







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If we believe in cause and effect, we cannot believe in "random" events, only events which may "appear" to be random.

Probability requires possibility. If we believe the science folks, every event is unique; different place, different time; linear history, not repeating. Possibility is extrapolated from history. Interesting idea, predicting cycles from non-cyclical data.
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